Lawyer accused of fraudulent land sale


City lawyer Peter Kimanje Nsibambi has been accused of fraudulently selling one acre piece of land which is subject to proceeding in the High Court.

In a February 22 complaint to the Judiciary, businesswoman Rachael Nalubega Matovu contends that Mr Kimanje witnessed a land sale agreement that was executed on July 28, 2015 between her and three members of the Kisingiri family. They are Beatrice Muggale Kisingiri, Irene Nabawanuka Kisingiri and Grace Kitaka.

According to the complaint, the disputed land on Block 264 at Mutundwe in Rubaga Division is subject to court proceeding under civil case number 200 of 2007 where Ms Lena Nakalema Binaisa is battling with Beatrice Muggale Kisingiri and five other parties.

Mr Kimanje, according to the documents, is the lawyer representing Kisingiri, Nabawanuka and other accused parties in the case since 2014.

Ms Matovu contends that Mr Kimanje received part of the Shs100 million before acting as a witness on a land sale agreement dated July 28, 2015 on behalf of his clients.

“You have at all times received and signed for agreed instalment payments by myself in fulfilment of the purchase price of the captioned land amounting to Shs100 million and even issued me a receipt,” reads the complaint copied to Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.
The lawyer is also accused of breaching a land sale agreement effected on July 28, 2015 causing financial loss to the complainant.

“Here is to notify you that unless you cause an amicable settlement and or refund of total purchase price, I myself wholly paid within seven days from receipt of this letter, I will have no option but to candidly divulge your professional misconduct in quest for justice and recover my hard earned money,” Ms Matovu wrote.

The land in dispute is part of 50.4 acres registered in the names of the late Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa at Mutundwe Hill which the Kisingiri family claims that he illegally assumed ownership.

When contacted, Mr Kimanje, in a telephone interview, described the complaint as a ploy to malign him, challenging Ms Matovu to prove her allegations regarding his involvement in the transaction.

“That woman must be having a problem on her head because she knows whatever transpired in that matter.

She even filed a case against my clients demanding for recovery of her money and she has now turned against me,” Mr Kimanje said.

However, Mr Kimanje confirmed receiving part of the money but insisted that he did it on behalf of his clients “because that woman paid money in instalments”.

Without divulging on matter, Mr Kimanje also revealed that there were plans to refund Ms Matovu her money but the move has delayed.

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